Diwali, India's Glittering Festival Of Lights Is Upon Us!

Isaac Cain
October 19, 2017

Diwali is one of the most important celebrations in the Hindu religion.

Happy Diwali 2017: Diwali is the festival which signifies the lights of the festival. But, given there are around 335 million people in America, that's well over three million Hindus spread throughout the country who are going to be celebrating Diwali for five days starting this Thursday.

Diwali is the special day which marks the day return of Lord Rama with wife Sta and brother Laxmana to Ayodhya after 14 years. The common practice of lighting small oil lamps (called diyas) and placing them around the home, in courtyards, gardens, verandahs, on the walls and on rooftops.

AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTAIndian women paint designs on the road during celebrations to mark Diwali in Siliguri. I Hope The Day Has Been Blessed With The Presence Of Those You Love Most, And Many Magical Moments!

The Happy Diwali song from Vivek Oberoi and Ayesha Takia starrer 2005 film Home Delivery has to be the first in our playlist for the festival. It is believed that the "Muhurat" trading on this day brings wealth and prosperity throughout the year.

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Diwali is all about having fun with friends and family.

In Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sent his greetings while Member of Parliament Kelly O'Dwyer hosted a Diwali event, Indian Link reported. We wish all the devotees of Lakshmi-Ganesh, a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali 2017. Ma and pa, I am so sorry for not being with you this Diwali.

Illuminate your life and your home. Here are the pictures of people celebrating Diwali pictures from all across India. Wishing you happy Diwali. After all, when the lyrics go something like, "Mere Tumhare Sabke Liye Happy Diwali", you simply have to play it at first. I promise you to be with you for the next Diwali.

Twitter/ANIBanks of river Saryu lit up with lights & earthen lamps as part of Diwali celebrations. "If you rolled a bit of Christmas, New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July all into one, then catered the affair with mountains of candies and savory snacks, you would have a taste of what it means to celebrate Diwali", writes Hinduism Today.

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